is a unique surname mapping service which brings over 20
years of mapping experience to the desk of the family or surname
researcher. We employ mapping techniques which
produce the most
detailed historical surname distribution maps on the
internet. We pride ourselves on creating reasonably
priced high quality
maps of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and The United
Surname distribution maps are a useful tool for both the
family and surname researcher. It has long been recognized
that many surnames remain close to their geographic point of
origin. Consequently detailed historic distribution maps
can provide valuable clues for researchers tracing a
family's pedigree or the origins of a surname.
One of our most popular map options is a
surname variant map which displays a surname, and several
"related" spelling variants on one map. The spelling
variants are frequently found in association with the
primary surname and are often regional in nature.
section of the Surname Origins site provides an
extensive list of books and downloadable articles which
provide detailed background on the theory of surnames.
our surname maps different?
- Each map project is
will reflect your preferences and needs.
- We can map a wide range of
historical data sets.
- We use parish,
registration, or county (US) area units, to create
highly detailed maps. We do not
create maps based on county or state geographic units as
the detail is insufficient for meaningful
- If you wish, we can use
your surname data bases to
produce distribution map(s)
- Our surname distribution
maps can be rendered at the
county and in some instances the
- We can map
single surnames or
surnames and their variants on the same map.
- We can accurately overlay
the maps on historically appropriate map images
- You determine the type of output,
size and file format that suite your needs.